Uganda National SDG Secretariat
In September 2015, while Uganda held the UN presidency, the 192 Member States of the United Nations (UN) again adopted a historic resolution committing themselves to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Agenda 2030 and its associated SDGs informs and guides global and national development.
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a set of 17 ambitious, transformative and universal Goals with a total of 169 targets and 232 indicators that will guide national and local development by 2030. They aim at eradicating poverty through a focus on partnerships, people, planet, prosperity, and peace.
Adoption of the SDG 2030 Agenda in Uganda
After the adoption of the 2030 Agenda, Uganda is one of the first countries that participated in the first High-Level Political Forum in 2016 where it prepared and presented its first National Voluntary Review Report. Uganda, therefore, holds a great symbolic position in the implementation and achievement of SDGs globally.
In 2016, the Government of Uganda developed a framework to guide the Coordination of the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and its associated SDGs under the leadership of the Office of the Prime Minister. This framework was approved by Cabinet and Parliament and it brings together all players both state and non-state actors including local governments to deliver on the SDGs and the 2030 Agenda.
The National SDG Coordination Framework provides for five multi-stakeholder Technical Working Groups (TWGs) comprising of Sector Working Groups (SWGs); Development Partners; Private Sector; and Civil Society. The TWGs are the backbone of the SDG Coordination Framework and they meet quarterly and submit the required reports to the SDG Secretariat to inform and drive SDG implementation in Uganda.
SDG Coordination Structure